Angus Munro, Peter Cat, Rosie Bans
Headlining is the renowned, debonair Edinburgh artist ANGUS MUNRO, who will perform his scintillating, theatrical pop music with a full complement of band. His stentorian songs and multi-octave range have garnered plaudits from every conceivable direction, with The Skinny calling him “mesmerising” and The National praising “a voice you wouldn’t believe”. Munro channels the dramatic, emotional highs of Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright and Sondre Lerche, and he simply has to be seen to be believed.
In support, Glasgow experimental chamber poppers PETER CAT bring their unique live show back to Edinburgh, fresh from an extensive tour of Italy in May. Utilising loop pedals, vintage synthesisers and organs, and electric violin layered into surreal quasi-orchestras, singer and songwriter Graham Neil Gillespie brings characteristic wit and self-deprecation to bear upon classic pop songwriting. The Metaphorical Boat calls it “wonderfully jaunty yet intellectually deep, [with] just the right mix of brilliance and weirdness”. FFO: The Divine Comedy, Pulp, John Grant.
And rounding out the lineup is the mesmerising ROSIE BANS, of whom Louder Than War warn, “Take heed of her flame red hair as the fiery Glaswegian unleashes her wrath and emotion on us all.” Cower in fear, mere mortals; but not at such a distance that you deprive your ears of the divine power of Bans’ songs. An incredibly accomplished keyboardist and pianist, she peppers her tunes with jazzy flourishes, all the while maintaining a lyrical directness and honesty that captivates in the purest way possible. Fans of Tori Amos, Amanda Palmer and Imogen Heap shall delight.